January 28th, 2013
Alicia Finn of Sweetwat-er, now a freshman on the Hardin-Simmons womenâ€™s basketball team, had the best game of her young college career Thursday.
Finn, a 6-0 center, had a career-high 15 points and was 7-for-7 from the field, while also making her only free throw attempt, in HSUâ€™s 76-75 double-overtime victory over Schreiner at HSUâ€™s Mabee Complex.
Finn nearly doubled her previous high (8 points) set against LeTourneau in a 66-62 win on Jan. 5.
GREENWOOD â€” Both of Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity basketball teams struggled on the road Friday as the girls fell to Midland Greenwood, 45-27, while the boys lost 75-42 in their contest.
Both teams make their longest road trip in district play on Tuesday for a dou-bleheader at Monahans.
GIRLS: Greenwood 45, Sweetwater 27
Sweetwater (3-4 district) fell three games behind second-place Greenwood (6-1), which has lost only to Wylie (7-0) in district play.
Shelby Cason got Sweet-water within five (25-20) when she scored at the end of the third quarter.
In addition to death and taxes, there is at least one other thing you can count on: the Highland girls basketball team in the playoffs.
Highland (7-0 in District 13-A, 24-3 overall) wrapped up its 12th straight postseason trip on Friday by annihilating Ira, 93-36, in Ira.
Four Lady Hornets hit double figures, led by Beth Richburgâ€™s 22 points and Sierra Allenâ€™s 19. Hannah Allen had 12 points, while Madison Moseley had 10.
Sydny Helbert had nine points, Kaylee Martin six, Lora Stewart five, Stephan-ie Ashford four and Morgan Monroe three.
The Blackwell boys got back into the win column on Friday by beating Sterling City, 44-28, as they improved their rec-ord to 2-7 in District 14-A and 4-17 overall.
The Hornets were led by Wade Allen with 18 points and Ethan Andrews with 14. Ted Chambliss and Jayden Jones had four, Mason Magness three and Doug Hardy one. Blackwell used a 19-0 second quarter to take a 32-9 halftime lead.
Blackwellâ€™s girls lost to Sterling City, 63-15, in the first game of the double-header and is 1-10 in dis-trict play (2-18 overall).
JUNIOR VARSITY RESULTS
Vs. Ira â€” Jan. 8
Highland girls 28, Ira girls 21
Highland individual scoring: Bailey Garrett 12, Kelsi Johns 8, Kailee Hall 4, Tarin Weldy 2, Sabrina Romero 2.
At Ira â€” Jan. 11
Ira boys 40, Roscoe boys 38
Roscoe individual scoring: Chase Cathey 10, Rafael Aguayo 8, Luis Villa 8, Roman Acuna 6, Adrian Ortega 3, Vincent Pantoja 2, Anthony Ortegon 1.
At Roscoe â€” Jan. 15
Roscoe girls 24, Highland girls 17
Roscoe individual scoring: Olivia Saddler 11, Samantha Ortega 5. Highland individual scoring: Kelsi Johns 8, Bailey Garrett 6, Kailee Hall 2, Tarin Weldy 1.
Expect spring-like temperatures today, with partly sunny skies and a high near 76. It will be breezy with winds from the south-southwest at 15 to 25 mph. Gusts could be as high as 30 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 50, with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be form the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) was called to the scene of a two vehicle head-on collision Friday evening in Taylor County. The crash happened at 8:21 p.m. on Texas 36 and the intersection with County Road 107 (known locally as Potosi Road). Two people are dead and five are injured in the crash.
1. Jeffery Dane Davis, 27 years of age from Abilene, was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Deatherage. The body was taken to Abilene Professional Services. Mr. Davis was the driver of the Dodge Pickup.
The Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees were honored with a proclamation at their board meeting on Thursday night by Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham.
All across Texas, school districts are honoring their board members this month to commemorate School Board Recognition Month. Thursday's meeting brought the proclamation to the local front.
The "Digging a Well" book signing will be held at Holiday Inn in Sweetwater on Monday from 1-5 p.m. The book's author, Sherry Long, was the secretary at the Mitchell-Scurry Baptist Associational Office under Bro. Darold Baldwin in 2001-2002.
Long is a women's ministry leader, pastor's wife, pianist, vocalist, songwriter and recently published author of "Digging a Well." The book shows how to find your aquifer in a dry and barren land.
Texas Country Band, theÂ Josh Abbott BandÂ was part of the entertainment lineup at the 2013 Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.Â